Mending the Stress Fence

December 10, 2020 12:30PM - 1:00PM


Contact: For information, contact Eric Karbowski at or Paola Bacigalupo at

Dec. 10, 2020
12:30-1 p.m. (EST)

via Zoom

Cost: Free

There are several uncontrollable risk factors that may cause stress for farmers, farm workers and agricultural professionals. Many farmers face financial problems, market uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges and communication barriers. You may know farmers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts.

This short program will help participants create self-awareness and provide you with tools and resources to help those in need.  


  • Understand signs and symptoms of stress in agriculture.
  • Learn the eight dimensions of wellness.
  • Learn how to ask open-ended questions.
  • Improve understanding and awareness of the warning signs of suicide and resources to help support someone in need.


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